This is a dish that is widely popular in the Middle East and is usually offered at every local restaurant. Even though the origins of the dish are from the Middle East, this dish has been adopted all over the world. The word ‘kebab’ refers to grilling and cooking meat on a skewer. The short supply of cooking fuel in the Middle East compelled people, especially soldiers to fry, cook and grill their meat over open fires.
What You'll Need:
450g minced lamb
1 white onion: Finely chopped
1 tsp. each: Cumin, paprika, white pepper
Pinch of chili flakes
1 tbsp each parsley and thyme
1 tbsp. butter
For the salad:
1 red onion thinly slice
2 tomatoes - sliced
½ cup chopped parsley
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the minced lamb in a large bowl, then add the finely chopped onion together with all the herbs and butter, mix well. Let its rest for minimally 30 minutes (the longer the better).
Divide the mixture into 6 portions and shape each portion around a metal skewer.
Place skewers on the rack of the grill directly over medium heat. Grill lamb skewers for 8 to 10 minutes
Or if you don't have an open grill, you can just heat up frying or griddle pan and pan-fry the mixture after you shape them.
For the Salad, add all the salad ingredients and mix well
Serve warm with Turkish bread and tzatziki.
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